Physics for Career Education / Edition 6

Physics for Career Education / Edition 6

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by Dale Ewen, Neill Schurter, Ronald J. Nelson, Neill Schurter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0136928234

ISBN-13: 9780136928232

Pub. Date: 07/01/1998

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

Introducing readers to basic physics in an accessible and meaningful manner that helps them realize the inherent importance of this useful science, Physics for Career Education, 7/e provides a solid foundation in physical concepts as applied to industrial-technical fields, with logically organized analyses of mechanics, matter and heat,

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Introducing readers to basic physics in an accessible and meaningful manner that helps them realize the inherent importance of this useful science, Physics for Career Education, 7/e provides a solid foundation in physical concepts as applied to industrial-technical fields, with logically organized analyses of mechanics, matter and heat, wave motion and sound, electricity and magnetism, and light and modern physics. Enlightening and motivating readers with a healthy integration of real-world applications, it offers one of the most clearly written presentations available, presenting concepts in short, manageable sections with many graphics for visual support. It continues to feature extensive and superbly structured problems sets and examples, and now includes many new photos, greater clarity in discussions, and updated topical coverage. The volume covers all the physical physics concepts including measurement and the metric system, problem solving, vectors, motion, force, work and energy, rotational motion, machines, matter, fluids, temperature and heat transfer, properties of gases, wave motion and sound, basic electricity, magnetism, reflection and refraction. For those looking for a solid foundation in physics for technical and vocational fields.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780136928232
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
07/01/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
627
Product dimensions:
8.45(w) x 11.13(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1 MEASUREMENT AND THE METRIC SYSTEM
1(44)
1.1 Standards of Measure
2(2)
1.2 Introduction to the Metric System
4(3)
1.3 Scientific Notation
7(2)
1.4 Length
9(6)
1.5 Area and Volume
15(11)
1.6 Mass and Weight
26(3)
1.7 Other Units
29(3)
1.8 Measurement: Significant Digits and Accuracy
32(3)
1.9 Measurement: Precision
35(2)
1.10 Calculations with Measurements
37(8)
2 PROBLEM SOLVING
45(16)
2.1 Formulas
46(4)
2.2 Substituting Data into Formulas
50(2)
2.3 Problem-Solving Method
52(9)
3 MOTION
61(28)
3.1 Displacement
62(1)
3.2 Vectors and Scalars
63(3)
3.3 Graphical Addition of Vectors
66(4)
3.4 Velocity
70(3)
3.5 Acceleration
73(3)
3.6 Uniformly Accelerated Motion
76(7)
3.7 Simple Harmonic Motion
83(2)
3.8 The Pendulum
85(4)
4 FORCES IN ONE DIMENSION
89(25)
4.1 Force and the Law of Inertia
90(2)
4.2 Force and the Law of Acceleration
92(3)
4.3 Friction
95(3)
4.4 Total Forces in One Dimension
98(3)
4.5 Gravity and Weight
101(3)
4.6 Law of Action and Reaction
104(1)
4.7 Momentum
104(10)
5 VECTORS AND TRIGONOMETRY
114(31)
5.1 Right-Triangle Trigonometry
115(7)
5.2 Components of a Vector
122(9)
5.3 Vectors in Standard Position
131(14)
6 CONCURRENT FORCES
145(20)
6.1 Forces in Two Dimensions
146(4)
6.2 Concurrent Forces in Equilibrium
150(15)
7 WORK AND ENERGY
165(24)
7.1 Work
166(6)
7.2 Power
172(6)
7.3 Energy
178(5)
7.4 Conservation of Mechanical Energy
183(6)
8 SIMPLE MACHINES
189(29)
8.1 Machines and Energy Transfer
190(2)
8.2 Mechanical Advantage and Efficiency
192(1)
8.3 The Lever
193(4)
8.4 The Wheel-and-Axle
197(2)
8.5 The Pulley
199(5)
8.6 The Inclined Plane
204(3)
8.7 The Screw
207(3)
8.8 The Wedge
210(1)
8.9 Compound Machines
211(2)
8.10 The Effect of Friction on Simple Machines
213(5)
9 ROTATIONAL MOTION
218(32)
9.1 Measurement of Rotational Motion
219(5)
9.2 Torque
224(3)
9.3 Motion in a Curved Path
227(3)
9.4 Power in Rotary Systems
230(3)
9.5 Transferring Rotational Motion
233(2)
9.6 Gears
235(9)
9.7 Pulleys Connected with a Belt
244(6)
10 NONCONCURRENT FORCES
250(13)
10.1 Parallel Force Problems
251(5)
10.2 Center of Gravity
256(7)
11 MATTER
263(27)
11.1 Properties of Matter
264(2)
11.2 Properties of Solids
266(9)
11.3 Properties of Liquids
275(3)
11.4 Properties of Gases
278(1)
11.5 Density
278(12)
12 FLUIDS
290(27)
12.1 Pressure
291(9)
12.2 Hydraulic Principle
300(4)
12.3 Air Pressure
304(3)
12.4 Buyoancy
307(2)
12.5 Fluid Flow
309(8)
13 TEMPERATURE AND HEAT
317(43)
13.1 Temperature
318(4)
13.2 Heat
322(3)
13.3 Heat Transfer
325(5)
13.4 Specific Heat
330(2)
13.5 Method of Mixtures
332(3)
13.6 Expansion of Solids
335(7)
13.7 Expansion of Liquids
342(2)
13.8 Change of State
344(16)
14 GAS LAWS
360(11)
14.1 Charles' Law
361(2)
14.2 Boyle's Law
363(3)
14.3 Charles' and Boyle's Laws Combined
366(5)
15 WAVE MOTION AND SOUND
371(20)
15.1 Characteristics of Waves
372(7)
15.2 Electromagnetic Waves
379(2)
15.3 Sound Waves
381(3)
15.4 The Doppler Effect
384(3)
15.5 Resonance
387(4)
16 STATIC ELECTRICITY
391(9)
16.1 Electrical Charges
392(2)
16.2 Induction
394(2)
16.3 Colomb's Law
396(1)
16.4 Electric Fields
397(3)
17 DIRECT CURRENT ELECTRICITY
400(36)
17.1 Simple Circuits
401(6)
17.2 Ohm's Law
407(2)
17.3 Series Circuits
409(6)
17.4 Parallel Circuits
415(6)
17.5 Series-Parallel Circuits
421(7)
17.6 Electric Instruments
428(8)
18 dc SOURCES
436(12)
18.1 Lead Storage Cell
437(1)
18.2 Dry Cell
437(1)
18.3 Cells in Series and Parallel
438(4)
18.4 Electrical Power
442(6)
19 MAGNETISM
448(18)
19.1 Introduction to Megnetism
449(2)
19.2 Magnetic Effects of Currents
451(4)
19.3 Induced Magnetism and Electromagnets
456(1)
19.4 Induced Current
457(1)
19.5 Generators
457(3)
19.6 The Motor Principle
460(6)
20 ALTERNATING CURRENT ELECTRICITY
466(36)
20.1 What Is Alternating Current?
467(3)
20.2 Effective Values of ac
470(3)
20.3 ac Power
471(2)
20.4 Transformers and Power
473(6)
20.5 Inductance
479(1)
20.6 Inductive Reactance
480(2)
20.7 Inductance and Resistance in Series
482(3)
20.8 Capacitance
485(2)
20.9 Capacitance and Resistance in Series
487(2)
20.10 Capacitance, Inductance, and Resistance in Series
489(3)
20.11 Resonance
492(2)
20.12 Rectification and Amplification
494(2)
20.13 Commercial Generator Power Output
496(6)
21 LIGHT
502(14)
21.1 Nature of Light
503(2)
21.2 The Speed of Light
505(2)
21.3 Light as a Wave
507(2)
21.4 Light as a Particle
509(1)
21.5 Photometry
510(6)
22 REFLECTION AND REFRACTION
516(23)
22.1 Mirrors and Images
517(2)
22.2 Images Formed by Plane Mirrors
519(1)
22.3 Images Formed by Concave Mirrors
520(2)
22.4 Images Formed by Convex Mirrors
522(1)
22.5 The Mirror Formula
523(3)
22.6 The Law of Refraction
526(2)
22.7 Total Internal Reflection
528(2)
22.8 Types of Lenses
530(1)
22.9 Images Formed by Converging Lenses
531(2)
22.10 Images Formed by Diverging Lenses
533(6)
23 MODERN PHYSICS
539(24)
23.1 Structure and Properties of the Atomic Nucleus
540(2)
23.2 Nuclear Mass and Binding Energy
542(3)
23.3 Radioactive Decay
545(1)
23.4 Alpha Decay
545(1)
23.5 Beta Decay
546(1)
23.6 Nuclear Reactions
546(1)
23.7 Nuclear Fusion
547(1)
23.8 Radicactive Half-Life
547(4)
23.9 Radiation Penetrating Power
551(1)
23.10 Radiation Damage
551(1)
23.11 Detection and Measurement of Radiation
551(2)
23.12 Atomic Structure and Atomic Spectra
553(2)
23.13 The Quantum Mechanical Model of the Atom and Atomic Properties
555(2)
23.14 Periodic Table of the Elements
557(6)
24 APPENDIX A ALEGEBRA REVIEW
563(13)
A.1 Signed Numbers
563(3)
A.2 Powers of 10
566(2)
A.3 Solving Linear Equations
568(4)
A.4 Solving Quandratic Equations
572(4)
APPENDIX B SCIENTIFIC CALCULATORS--BRIEF INSTRUCTIONS ON USE
576(11)
B.1 Introduction
576(1)
B.2 Scientific Notation
576(2)
B.3 Squares and Square Roots
578(1)
B.4 Using a Calculator with Memory
579(3)
B.5 Trigonometric Operations
582(2)
B.6 Using the y(x) Button
584(3)
APPENDIX C TABLES
587(8)
1 English weights and Measures
587(1)
2 Conversion Table for Length
587(1)
3 Conversion Table for Area
587(1)
4 Conversion Table for Volume
588(1)
5 Conversion Table for Mass
588(1)
6 Conversion Table for Density
588(1)
7 Conversion Table for Time
588(1)
8 Conversion Table for Speed
589(1)
9 Conversion Table for Force
589(1)
10 Conversion Table for Power
589(1)
11 Conversion Table for Pressure
589(1)
12 Mass and Weight Density
590(1)
13 Specific Gravity of Certain Liquids
590(1)
14 Conversion Table for Energy, Work, and Heat
591(1)
15 Heat Constants
591(1)
16 Coefficient of Volume Expansion
591(1)
17 Coefficient of Volume Expansion
591(1)
18 Conversion Table for Charge
592(1)
19 Copper Wire Table
592(1)
20 Conversion Table for Plane Angles
593(1)
21 The Greek Alphabet
593(2)
APPENDIX D ANSWERS TO ODD-NUMBERED PROBLEMS, REVIEW QUESTIONS, AND REVIEW PROBLEMS
595(30)
INDEX 625

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My review of Physics for Career Education are not the best. I found to be MANY errors (typographic errors ) in the book. Much of it in the back of the book where the answers are.